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  • September Liturgy and Music Conference

    by the Rev. Larry Holben, Priest in Charge, St. Barnabus' Episcopal Church, Mt.

  • The Rev. Randy A. Knutson Ordained

    by the Rev. Randy A. Knutson, Assistant Priest and Music Director, St.

  • A Tale of Two Bishops

    This article first appeared in the The Mendocino Beacon and the Fort Bragg Advocate. by Patricia Karch Episcopal Bishop Barry Beisner, & Lutheran Bishop Mark Holmerud It is no surprise that churches are facing the same economic problems as other governmental and private institutions.These hard economic times call for changes from “business as usual” to exploring the possibilities of something unique. Saint Michael’s Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran Churches are beginning the process of ad...

  • Preaching Holy Week

    photo courtesy of Professor Craig Satterlee This March, the Foothills Conference of the Sierra Pacific Synod and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California host "Preaching Holy Week," a workshop for preachers. Presenter, Professor Craig Satterlee (pictured right), will walk through the lectionary readings and rites of Holy Week, especially the Three Days, to help us engage our faith communities in preaching that is thoroughly biblical and contemporary. When: Friday, March 2, 10am - 4pm Wh...

  • Catechumenate Minister Formation

    article courtesy of Jerry Paré, Catechumenate Director at Trinity Cathedral The Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California are co-sponsors of “Making Disciples; A Conference for Catechumenate Leaders,” May 10-12 at Mercy Center, Auburn. The three-day conference is designed to provide answers to what the catechumenate is, as well as how it can be implemented in congregations. It is designed to respond to questions rai...

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